Useful Websites and Apps for Self-Study
Do you enjoy learning English online? Would you like practise your reading and listening outside the class? Has your ELTC teacher advised you to work on your grammar and expand your vocabulary? Well, if you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this is the right page for you. Here, we have collected a number of high-quality English language learning resources, websites and apps. Just click on ‘Filter’, select a tag, say ‘Vocabulary’, and see which resources we recommend. It is very important, however, that you understand how to use these tools so that you can make the most of them.
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Using English for Academic Purposes: Information and Advice for Students in Higher Education
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This site was created by John Morley. If you could spare just two or three minutes of your time, I would be extremely grateful for any feedback on Academic Phrasebank: Please click here to access a very short questionnaire. Thank you.
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The Academic Collocations List is a researched list of the most common academic phrases/word combinations that you'll need at university. Very useful for writing.
Build your topic vocabulary with these mini-dictionaries, which are groups of words related to common subject areas. Choose a topic area from the list below to get started.
Acceleread will train you to become a faster, more effective reader. Acceleread's Guided Course is uniquely generated based on your current reading level and desired performance goals. This personalized program is precisely calibrated to dramatically increase your reading speed in as little as 10 days!
A wide variety of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from top universities: film studies, human nutrition, Japanese culture, thermodynamics and many other topics to choose.
Learn American English with English language lessons from Voice of America. VOA Learning English helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.
There are many definitions of collocation. We think of collocations in the same way as expressed by Benson et al.: "In any language, certain words combine with certain other words or grammatical constructions. These recurrent, semi-fixed combinations, or collocations, can be divided into two groups: grammatical collocations and lexical collocations."
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The Oxford Text Checker will check the vocabulary in any text against three lists: Oxford 3000™, Oxford 2,000 keywords and Academic Word List.
Hundreds of videos to watch and articles to read on a variety of topics such as business, society and culture, science, arts and many more.
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The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid, for students and teachers. Based on the best-selling “Sound Foundations” by Adrian Underhill, Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.
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We can divide subject disciplines into the following categories: All Disciplines Arts & Humanities
There are 10 sublists, and each sublist has 6 groups. So, plenty of exercises to practise your academic vocabulary.
A self-study website for EAP students, focusing mostly on academic writing and reading.
This is where you'll find all our resources on writing skills. You can access the full list below, or if you're working on an essay, why not take the Writing essays tour, which provides additional advice and guidance?In addition, you might also find it helpful to attend a related workshop or come to see us for a consultation.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures has loads of academic podcasts to listen to on a range of topics.
Just-the-word will help you improve your vocabulary choice by showing you how words collocate (=go together) e.g. adjectives + nouns, verbs + nouns, adverbs + adjectives etc.
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